ALERT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE - PRICE-FIXING - SANCTION - CALCULATION OF THE AMOUNT OF THE FINE - INCLUSION OF AN UNDERTAKING’S INTERNAL SALES

Calculation of the amount of the fine: The Court of Justice of the European Union reduces the amount of the fine imposed on a non vertically integrated undertaking active in the glass manufacturing sector as a result of the Commission’s failure to include internal sales in the calculation of the fines imposed on other integrated participants in the cartel (Guardian)

Au terme d'un arrêt rendu le 12 novembre 2014 dans l'affaire C-580/12 (Guardian Industries Corp. Guardian Europe Sàrl contre Commission européenne), la Cour de justice de l'Union a donc suivi les recommandations formulées le 29 avril 2014 par l'avocat général Melchior Wathelet invitant la Cour à annuler l’arrêt rendu le 27 septembre 2012 dans l'affaire T-82/08 (Guardian Industries Corp. et Guardian Europe Sàrl contre Commission) concernant le cartel du verre plat, par lequel le Tribunal de l’Union européenne avait rejeté le recours des requérantes. On se souvient qu'à la faveur de sa décision du 28 novembre 2007, la Commission avait infligé des amendes d'un montant de 486,9 millions d'euros aux producteurs de verre plat pour avoir participé à une classique entente secrète, infraction unique et

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Alain Ronzano, Calculation of the amount of the fine: The Court of Justice of the European Union reduces the amount of the fine imposed on a non vertically integrated undertaking active in the glass manufacturing sector as a result of the Commission’s failure to include internal sales in the calculation of the fines imposed on other integrated participants in the cartel (Guardian), 12 November 2014, Concurrences Review N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71692, www.concurrences.com

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